Lahaina Regency Wharf Cinemas presents the classic 1978 film “Big Wednesday”, July 20

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Regency Theaters Wharf Cinemas in Lahaina presents the classic 1978 film Great Wednesday as part of its Surf Cinema series this Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

The film is presented in partnership with Hurley in Lahaina, and Maui Surfrider. The evening will feature fun and prizes.

surfer today said Great Wednesday is often called the greatest surf movie of all time.

The film tells the story of three young Californian surfers – Matt Johnson (Jan-Michael Vincent), Jack Barlowe (William Katt) and Leroy “The Masochist” Smith (Gary Busey) – who breathe and live by surfing in the days of Vietnam War.

Despite their different personalities, they all share common ground – a passion for the waves – and struggle to come of age between 1962 and 1974.

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Years later, and after losing their innocence and their friends in Vietnam, Johnson, Barlowe and Smith reunite for the “Great Swell of 1974” and prepare to face the reality of life.

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“There’s something very special about watching these cinematic masterpieces of surf culture on the big screen in a communal environment with friends and family,” said Lyndon Golin of Regency Theatres.

Ticket prices for SURF CINEMA are $8 per seat, with a portion of the proceeds going to Maui Surfrider. The Regency Wharf Cinemas, Lahaina is located at 658 Front Street in Lahaina, on the 2nd floor of the Wharf Cinema Center.

Tickets and information are available online.


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For a weekly list of Maui music and other events, go to Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, July 14-20 and click here.

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